Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators Virtual (RH290VT)

Use existing Solaris skills to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for Solaris Administrators Virtual (RH290VT) course quickly and efficiently covers many of the hands-on, practical skills needed when transitioning from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It focuses on the differences between the two operating systems, covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux equivalents to Solaris-specific technologies, like applying software patches, automated deployment with Jumpstart, and advanced file system features. In addition, the course demonstrates how to use RPM, yum, Red Hat Network (RHN), and Kickstart to manage your environment.

Course content summary

  • Finding documentation and help
  • Controlling the boot process, kernel modules, and initialization
  • Managing the software lifecycle with yum, Red Hat Network, and RPM
  • Creating and modifying partitions, software Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), and logical volume management (LVM) volumes
  • Connecting to and authenticating from network directory services like network information service (NIS) and lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP)
  • Securing access to systems and services
  • Collecting system information
  • Performing automated installations using Kickstart
  • Saving kernel crash dumps to disk and over the network

Read the entire course outline for more details.


Classroom training

The flexibility of our virtual training courses allows IT professionals to experience the same industry-recognized classroom training while maintaining a partial work schedule and achieving cost savings objectives. This is live, instructor lead training, taken from your office or home.

Length:4 days , 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST (16.5 hours)


Training units: 8


This course is recommended for:

  • An experienced Solaris system administrator transitioning to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

  • A Solaris administrator who is contemplating a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and want to understand the difference in required skill sets.

  • Solaris administrators who want to quickly expand their skill sets to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


  • Experience in Solaris at the power user, network operations, or system administrator level

  • 2 years of Solaris experience installing server operating systems and software, troubleshooting servers, and configuring and securing servers and services


In addition to virtual training, this course is also offered in the following training methods: Classroom training Red Hat offers a complete 6-month schedule for all our classroom training in locations across North America. This, combined with our high-quality classroom experience and instructors' expertise, helps ensure individuals and companies alike will achieve their training goals.

  • Learn more about classroom training On-site team training Training teams together is a proven way for IT staffs to maximize performance and savings, and optimize Red Hat Technologies. Available for the entire JBoss and Red Hat curriculum, on-site training solutions offer flexibility and cost-effective training options whether at your offices, at our training venues, or hosted in a virtual environment.

  • Learn more about on-site team training

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